21 Jan 2021

A mobile testing unit (MTU) will be available by appointment only between Saturday 23 and Monday 25 January.

Please also remember that St Helens has a local testing site on Parr Stocks Road (the old fire station) which is available daily for testing, this also is by appointment only. 

Only people with these symptoms - new, continuous cough; high temperature over 37.8 or a loss of or change in their sense of smell or taste – should book a test. 

Tests are by appointment only -  anyone who attempts to turn up at the testing facility without an appointment and a QR code will be turned away.  

You can apply for a test online at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling NHS 119.

Bookings come online at 6pm the day before and throughout the day to manage demand so if you cannot get a test appointment immediately please keep trying.


A time slot and the location of the mobile unit will be provided upon booking. Instructions on how to take the test and how and when people they will receive their results will be provided when taking the test. People without a booking and QR code will be turned away - without exception. 

There is also testing available at Haydock Park Racecourse which is available to book through the same channels. 

Residents are reminded of the need to ensure social distancing, wearing of face coverings, hand washing and the need to self-isolate if someone in the household has symptoms to protect the virus spreading to the most vulnerable.